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大自然

Learn the Zero Conditional

Date: Jun 08 2012

Themes: Hobbies

Grammar: Zero Conditional

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Ah, nature. It can feel so good to take a hike through the woods, or relax beside a river. Being in the natural world, away from civilization, can even be a spiritual experience. It can make us feel connected to something larger than ourselves.

But if you’re heading out into nature on a spiritual journey, make sure you remember the bug spray. Being in nature isn’t all peace and rainbows. It often has certain drawbacks, too, from bugs to dirt, to no indoor plumbing. Hear Marni try to convince Ella to spend more time in nature.

啊,大自然!在树林中穿行,在溪水边休憩,感觉如此美妙。远离文明社会,融入大自然实为一种精神体验。它让我们感受到,我们与自我之外的大世界互相融合。
但如果您想走进自然,踏上精神之旅,请务必记得带上杀虫剂。身处自然不会总是有宁静和彩虹相伴左右。也常有一些不足之处,例如虫子、脏污、没有洗手间。听听玛尼如何说服艾拉花更多时间享受自然风光。

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Ella

Ella

Marni

Marni

Ella:  I love nature, but I just, I’m not fond of the bugs and dirt.

Marni:  Oh, really? I think it’s just, you know, if you love nature, you just kinda have to accept that.

Ella:  It’s difficult for me. I’m such a city person, but I really love being out there, smelling the fresh pine and being in the sunshine and stuff. But I can’t stand the bugs and dirtiness. I can’t do the camping. It’s really hard.

Marni:  So do you just go hiking?

Ella:  Yes. I love hiking, fishing. It’s very difficult. I’m trying to pick and choose, but like you said, you have to try to enjoy it all.

Marni:  Right. I think you just have to accept it. Well, I love nature as well, and I go hiking all the time, and camping. But I don’t mind the dirt so much, and the bugs I just accept. I just find it so peaceful and so rewarding to be out in nature. It just makes me really appreciate how lucky we are to have such natural beauty in our world.

Ella:  Yeah. I find it a really good meditative place to be.

Marni:  Yeah. I don’t know, I think there’s a connection that’s lost when you don’t get to live in an area where you have such natural beauty around you.

Ella:  I agree.

 

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Ella explains to Marni that she enjoys being in nature, but she hates bugs and dirt. Marni disagrees. She loves all aspects of nature, even the dirtiness of it.

Ella doesn’t like to camp, but she does enjoy hiking. She thinks that being in nature is very meditative and peaceful. But she has to pick and choose which activities to do in nature.

Marni thinks it is important to spend time in nature. It makes her appreciate the beauty of the world, and it makes her feel more connected to the natural world.

Do you like spending time in nature? Where do you go to feel connected with the natural world?

 

Comments

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Hamedrees

Hamedrees

Sudan

yes absolutely and surly I like the nature , and I think that the SEA is the most nutural place that let me feeling  by the connetion of the world

02:39 AM Apr 17 2016 |

joao correia

Brazil

I love nature and hiking in it but for lower time because it is very peaceful for me and I don’t like it I feel alone or sad I don’t know. I prefer civilization with nature. I like to go for beach when I want to be connected with nature.

02:39 PM Mar 13 2016 |

NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

flowers are puttey and nice wather.

06:06 AM Apr 28 2015 |

Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

Living in megapolis, I breath polluted air, so being in nature (even for a short time) is necessary to me.

01:35 PM Apr 09 2014 |

lucentezza92

Indonesia

lying beneath the shade, while watching the clouds running, and got fever after :p

07:16 AM Oct 31 2012 |

1 person likes this

Amelia***

Amelia***

Colombia

I really love nature,the voice of river,the grases,the flowers,the trees with a long wood,i love all things for nature.

10:31 PM Oct 28 2012 |

1 person likes this

Nina__smith

Australia

i love nature,i love flowers,trees,when i say nature i just think about spring.

06:37 AM Oct 20 2012 |

chelinitz

chelinitz

Chile

I love spending some time in nature. Animals, plants and all landscapes are beautiful. I’m fond of them.


There is nothing better than nature. You feel relax and in connection with something that was created by God.

10:48 AM Sep 29 2012 |

no volvere

United Arab Emirates

its funny how man has turned his back on nature many years .. and now he wants to preserve it while hes contiuing to destroy only away from media .. i just wish that mankind dont witness a day where nature can be paninted only and not photographed ..  

07:17 PM Aug 04 2012 |

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omar alger

omar alger

Algeria

Must protect nature

05:19 PM Aug 04 2012 |

ezadmehr

ezadmehr

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

nature is life!

02:56 PM Aug 04 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I love everything in nature, the beauty of the green bushes and high-branched trees and various colored flowers and the calming sounds of different kinds of birds. all that really turn my eyes away from any negative points.

10:33 AM Jul 14 2012 |

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mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I’m fond of nature, in fact I prefer spending my time in a mountain areas than going to malls. We have farm and natural field as wide as a football field surrounded by trees. It’s my favorite place and full of memories of my childhood. By the way, I don’t mind the bugs and dirt :)

04:59 AM Jun 16 2012 |

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zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i love to be in nature esp these days every mornig i go to the park i run around park for half an hour and simultaniously listen to music.its very enjoyable and some times we go to nature with our family and carry dinenr with ourselves.sth freaks me out in nature is when people threw their rubbishes in nature.

12:56 AM Jun 16 2012 |

ana.p94231

ana.p94231

India

I love nature.. but my problem is the same like Ella’s, I don’t like bugs and dirt. I never did camping before but, I am excited to go for camping. We are planning for it.. lets c… Now its summer here so weather is like cool…. because winter at my place is horrible we cannot do any outdoor activities in winter here… n thats y we feel summer is cool… I usually go for walking/biking on lake side and its very peaceful when you walk lake side with waves, fresh air and nature’s sound, it makes you feel relax.. I think everyone should spend some time in nature, it is healthy, meditative and peaceful.  

09:27 AM Jun 14 2012 |

ray_ray55

ray_ray55

Thailand

good  nature  is good for  health

08:35 AM Jun 14 2012 |

nourelyakine

Algeria

life is sweety , nature is sweety too; I like nature because it makes me feel relax

05:11 AM Jun 13 2012 |

makerblue

Gabon

maker blur is hate hunter i want 2 say hello and nice picture is there please trans my greeting 2 soul-x-body and white devil and hung and cause i can,t get cause of my leg is broken yesterday

11:39 AM Jun 12 2012 |

damra89

damra89

Jordan

nature …..


this simple word that hold a different type of meaning ,good and bad ,but if we forget about the nature disaster ,we will enjoy in many thing around us maybe the simple breeze  make full of relaxation for a long time 

03:26 AM Jun 12 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Aww, Parion. You’re welcome. My absolute pleasure. Sometimes it helps just to close our eyes and picture a beautiful place, feel the breeze on our face, smell the fresh hair and hear the birds singing in the trees. I do that in stressful moments. I think it keeps my blood pressure low! ;)

07:13 PM Jun 11 2012 |

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