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Grant Hill - Heart

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Grant Hill - Heart English, baby! Video Lesson
格兰特·希尔讲解“运动员精神”

Date: Feb 17 2012

Themes: Celebrity, Sports

Grammar: You're vs. Your

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Few athletes in any sport have as much heart as Grant Hill. He has won the NBA’s sportsmanship award three times. Not only does he score a lot of points, but he is also a great defender.

Grant won the college national championship twice with Duke University. He went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award and be one of the best players in the league. But soon, he got injured and struggled to get healthy for several years. After a lot of hard work, Grant is once again a very effective player.

These are all examples of why Grant has heart, but they don’t explain exactly what “heart” means. We asked Grant to teach the meaning of this term at a recent practice.

在体育界很少有运动员拥有像格兰特·希尔一样的运动员精神。他三次荣获 NBA 体育道德风尚奖。他不仅能砍下大量得分,同时还是一名出色的防守球员。
格兰特曾两次率领杜克大学获得美国大学生篮球联赛冠军。他曾获得 NBA 年度最佳新秀奖,成为联盟中最佳球员之一。但不久他在比赛中受伤,在与伤病斗争几年后才恢复健康。经过不懈努力,格兰特再次成为非常有价值的球员。
这就是为什么说格兰特拥有运动员精神的所有事例,但这没有精确解释“运动员精神”的含义。我们邀请格兰特在最近的一次训练中讲解这个词的含义。

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Grant

Grant

Jason

Jason

Jason:  Welcome to English, baby! I am Jason here with Grant Hill. We were hoping you could help us learn the term “heart.” As a slang term, what does it mean?

Grant:  Yeah. I think when you say someone has heart, it means they have determination. They have resolve. They have fight. They’re going to play with a lot of emotion and a lot of energy. You know, those are the type of players, the type of competitors, that you want on your side, guys that have heart. To me, that’s what playing with heart means.

Jason:  You’ve conquered a lot of injuries in your career. Did that take heart?

Grant:  I think so. I think so. It takes the old expression, when you get knocked down, you’re gonna get right back up, and to me, that sort of exemplifies what having heart is all about. You know, it’s not always going to be pretty. It’s not always going to be successful. But you’re gonna have a certain spirit about you, a certain fight about you that even in the midst of adversity and obstacles, you’re gonna still fight through them. When you have that, when you have that kind of resolve, then you have heart.

Jason:  You’re also a great defender. Is heart a part of playing defense too?

Grant:  Yeah. Heart, it’s pride. It’s discipline. It’s taking it personal. On defense, you have to have heart. Rebounding, you have to have heart. There are so many different positions and different facets of the game that require heart, and there are guys in this league who have had long careers, who are considered average players but have figured out a specialty and done it well, and in order to do that, you have to have tremendous heart.

Grant:  Alright, English, baby! Sounds good.

 

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Grant tells Jason what it means to have heart. Someone with heart has determination and spirit. They don’t get upset or discouraged when something is difficult or challenging. They keep fighting and never give up.

Grant is a player with a lot of heart. He has had many injuries during his career, but he never gave up. He worked hard to recover from his injuries and kept playing. He’s had a very long career in the NBA.

When you have heart, you can succeed even when something doesn’t come easily for you. Grant says that some players who don’t have as much natural talent still succeed in the NBA because they have heart.

Who do you know who has a lot of heart? Have you ever overcome a difficult obstacle in your life by having heart?

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diimaak

diimaak

Russian Federation

It’s quite hard lesson for me and I learned many new words. 


I agree with Grant, because to conquer the difficult situations you should have ’’heart’’ and be determined and strong in spirit person.When you met face to face obstacle you shouldn’t get upset and struggle to the bitter end.



Have heart)

11:06 AM Nov 29 2015 |

stanley_22

stanley_22

Haiti

Think so much>May Gad bless you.

11:25 AM May 07 2014 |

Odyssee

Odyssee

China

if u have heart , and never give up , u will succeed .

08:12 PM Oct 27 2013 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yeah,my father always has heart in his job.in my case four years ago i decided to have heart in my plans,in my goals,and now i am happy for this heart.i think it is one of the imortant thing in our life.

11:25 AM Aug 12 2012 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I have a heart for English. I love it and I am ready to learn in all day long. Thanx, Englishbaby! (thumbs up if you agree).

12:55 AM Feb 21 2012 |

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i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Actually everything in our lives depend on the desire .

if you have an strong determination someday you will be able to passing difficult things .

I had some problems  one year ago , I felt in myself some fears but with time I decided to challenge all my problems .

There  are many things have been gone , don’t look behind your back .

you don’t feel comfortable if you still remember your last life .

We should try to do best in our selves, I have many things in my life deserve living .

I don’t want to be pessimistic , I prefer to be all the time ready to the next .

until if I am from Palestine , MY name I love life here On Englishbaby I will still love the life

He is one of the many people over the world deserve  talk about his self , He is a good example , I have one of them , His name Is roger federe .

For me I should fighting this life until someday I will be winner .

From Palestine Hello to All members on Englishbaby .

08:07 AM Feb 19 2012 |

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sonrah

sonrah

Algeria

I think that how much we achieve in life depends on how much heart we have. We all encounter difficulties in our lives; having heart, believe that we can succeed whatever happens, never give up: this is what help us overcome the obstacles and become stronger and wiser.


I really admire people like Grant Hill, and I like reading about them. Their stories ispire and motivate me.


I consider myself an optimistic and positive person. I always look for the positive sides in whatever happens to me because I’m sure there are some even if I can’t see them at first and this generally helps me rebound quickly after a difficult period. but when sometimes my spirits are low or when I feel overwhelmed by negative feelings and thoughts that prevent me from going ahead, reading about people who have overcome difficulties, most of the time, bigger than mine just recharges me and I say to myself they did why not me.


we should always remind ourselves that success depens on us and it still possible unless we decide it’s not and give up trying.

11:56 PM Feb 18 2012 |

saeed16

saeed16

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hi!


 


I think there are many things which is common in any culture and language, one of them is ” Heart ” That is a word full of positive meaning in many conditions, situations and fields, one of those fields is in sports when someone is playing with his/her ” heart ” for their team, club or country, most of the time this will happen when they are playing for their country (nations), and there will be no reason more powerful but “heart”.


Have a nice time


 


Regards


Sina

10:45 PM Feb 18 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

One person said me: “I always follow my heart” ......... I was speechless

08:25 AM Feb 18 2012 |

choi ji woo

Egypt

it is great lesson although it has some hard words to me because iam not that perfect in english so i will keep hard working .

02:29 PM Feb 17 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Snoopyboy, how do you know? What did give it away ;)

01:12 PM Feb 17 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Management needs to create a “thumb up ” button


Ola33 you sound like a genius on steroid


Tongue out


 

12:47 PM Feb 17 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

“Take heart” word can be viewed throughout the literature in the deeds of Beowulf, Odysseus, Illya of Murom :))) The bold actions, reckless determination, resourcefulness deserve a lot respect and it rubs off on us more or less. We’re mesmerized by the hero’s deeds and want to be like them. I remember being a kid, after watching the movie “Fanfan la Tulipe”, (1952), was so inspired by the main character that we all ended up running in our playground imitating the swashbuckling hero. After 25 years old, the tune is still in my head helping to add a perennial freshness to a long time ago hero. All these heroes from the literature are not doubt, magnanimous to the reader and kind of a role model.


 But we live not in the movies, so just got to take heart in something else. For me it’s just to be consistent and persistent in any kind of venture you take. “To take heart “ is also a synonym of a strong willpower that can be expressed in different situations whether you go along the street and see a beautiful dress, but you don’t buy it. It takes heart, you know. Or you smell beautiful aroma of McDonald’s and you’re not allowed to eat that junk food and it takes heart to resist that temptation. What I think that our today’s life is so full of temptations and stressful situations that it really takes heart to sort it out and get on the right track with a good plan and every day follow it. That what takes heart in my understanding. It takes heart also not to answer to bullies and not to pay attention on their caustic remarks and just wishing them all the best and keep going on, chin up,feeling happy. Oh, yeah, it takes heart.

12:32 PM Feb 17 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

have a nice party !


Have heart Sealed


 ( for the sakes of today’s lesson)

10:05 AM Feb 17 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I have told too much about myself today. I did not plan to do it anyway. :)


I have to go too. See you all and thank you for the attention and for the lovely chat :) 


Byyyyyyyyyyyye 

10:05 AM Feb 17 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Have nice party, Anja and see you soon :) Hugs to you too

10:03 AM Feb 17 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Wow, yet again we’ve messed up today’s lesson .


Parion must be fuming with rage now : )


Tongue out

10:01 AM Feb 17 2012 |

1 person likes this

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, what happened?? :(((((((((((((


The desire of the customer is a law for us, Snoopyboy ;)

10:00 AM Feb 17 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I love my work :) Thank you, Anja.


I’m deleting the photos :)

09:57 AM Feb 17 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I like your coat, do they come in pink, I’ll get one


: )

09:57 AM Feb 17 2012 |

1 person likes this

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