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Fitness English with Fabio

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Fitness English with Fabio English, baby! Video Lesson
和法比奥学健身英语

Date: Jun 26 2012

Themes: Celebrity, Health

Grammar: First Conditional

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Few people ever embody perfection like Fabio. His muscles, handsome face and long hair reflect the fantasy of many women, and his appearances on television and in movies ensure that every American and many people around the world know who he is, no last name required. (It’s Lanzoni if you were wondering.)

Fabio became famous by posing on the covers of romance novels. He even wrote a few of his own. These days, he has his own line of nutritional products. He didn’t get to be so buff and good looking just by luck. He eats well, stays fit, and takes care of himself. Now he helps others do the same.

We recently met Fabio when he was signing autographs and taking photos with fans while touring Whole Foods stores in the US. He was happy to help us teach some health and body building slang, and tell us about how he learned English.

很少有人像法比奥 (Fabio) 那样体现完美。他的肌肉、英俊的面孔和长发,反应了许多女性对男人的完美幻想,他在电视和电影中的表演确保每个美国人无需知道他的姓氏便知道他是谁。(如果你想知道,他的姓氏是兰佐尼 (Lanzoni)。)
法比奥通过为爱情小说拍摄封面而成名。他甚至写过一些自己的爱情小说。现在,他拥有了自己的营养产品线。他能够如此强壮、高大和英俊,并非仅凭运气。他吃得很好,保持健康,细心地照顾自己。现在他帮助别人保持身体健康和健美。
我们最近看到法比奥在美国全有食品 (Whole Foods) 商店旅游时,为粉丝签名并合影留念。他十分高兴地告诉了我们一些健康和健身的俚语,并向我们讲述了他学习英语的方法。

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Fabio

Fabio

Jason

Jason

Fabio:  Hi, this is Fabio, and this is English, baby!

Jason:  Fabio recently toured Whole Foods stores in the US to promote his new protein product.

Fabio:  It’s the highest quality whey protein today in America.

Jason:  We asked him to teach an English lesson about fitness. What does it mean to be fit? What does that term mean?

Fabio:  Fit is like to be in shape. It’s very simple. Unfortunately, God gives you only one body. The body you’re born with is the body you’re going to die with, and when you really take care of your body, your body will take care of you. It’s almost like a car, if you put the best gasoline in your car and you do the oil change, your car pretty much is not going to leave you in the middle of the street. The same with your body. If you really take care with good food, healthy food, and great supplements, high quality supplements, it’s amazing. You really don’t need to be a scientist to understand your body. When you give the highest quality protein to your body, every single cell reproduces better and faster. It doesn’t matter if it’s your hair, your skin, your muscle density, your bones, your organs, your tendons, your nails, everything regenerates because of protein. Those are the building blocks.

Jason:  You’re a little bit more than fit. One might say that you’re buff or built. Could you tell us what those terms mean?

Fabio:  Normally when you have bigger muscles than average, you’re buff. Simple as that.

Jason:  You learned English as a second language. Can you tell me about how you learned English?

Fabio:  Just living in the United States. Just talking to people and doing business.

Jason:  Was it ever hard?

Fabio:  In the beginning. Because normally what you do is you think in your own native language, so it’s very hard. You have to think and try to translate. That’s why sometimes you hear many people, you can see they’re thinking and they try to translate. First they formulate a sentence and after try to translate from their language to the other language and it doesn’t make sense. You have totally to flip, to switch the way of thinking to be able to speak another language.

Jason:  Definitely. That’s good advice. Thanks, Fabio!

Fabio:  English, baby!

 

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Fabio is very famous for being strong and good looking. Anyone can be fit if you exercise and eat healthy food, but Fabio isn’t just in shape. He’s buff. He has big muscles.

For many years, Fabio has appeared on the covers of books and on TV. Now he has a line of whey protein. He says supplements are a good way to take care of your body. He looks like he knows what he’s talking about.

Fabio is from Italy. He says he learned English when he got to the US, and the hardest part was training himself to think in English.
How do you stay in shape? Do you think in English?

Learn more about Fabio and his protein on our blog.

 

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Arezo0

Arezo0

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

That s great. I’m one of Fabio’s fans. And these are good tips, if we can do them.
I love you ♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥

02:47 PM Mar 28 2013 |

iphone5

iphone5

Saudi Arabia

nice advice and good recommendation, about me I fond of  playing body building. I hope to meet you one day. 

01:12 PM Mar 17 2013 |

DaeNg

DaeNg

Thailand

The supplements to help you in shape and healthy especially before  getting over the hill time.


 

07:01 AM Mar 14 2013 |

sohyla1343

sohyla1343

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I love all the athletes.

02:51 AM Mar 09 2013 |

zidanghreeb

Egypt

yes that is good for our healthy

07:12 PM Feb 25 2013 |

i am a learner

China

I WANT TO keep fit and lose my weight but i cannot continue…i donot have strong mind

12:40 AM Feb 12 2013 |

Adat

Costa Rica

It’s absolutely true what he states, you must think directly in english and don’t put your native language in the middle of the way but sincerely….i could’t pay attention of the rest he said :-*

08:55 PM Dec 21 2012 |

nadiaferferi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

good job boy,thanks for your advice

12:55 AM Dec 02 2012 |

benpersianguy

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thank you guys in this site , i m improving my english skil by watching this kind of short movies. good job !

10:55 PM Nov 30 2012 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

Fabio Lanzoni was born on March 15, 1959 in Milan, Italy. He is 53 now. Is it too much to look great? Many men of his age look like him  in Ukraine. Still not many men are as rich as he is. To have much money you have make a face,  using  special kinds of products, you can make your body  and look  much younger.  Let’s see what will happen later. I would never use his product.


Have you seen the consequences of beauty after  plastic surgery on celebrities faces? Oh, it’s better not to see.


I’m not sure, Fabio is %100 natural.

01:33 AM Nov 28 2012 |

missed day

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Ahahaaaa, nice… deal with healthy foods but who can stop him self when the smell of a delicious pizza drives him crazy?! JK it was nice… TNX

08:18 AM Nov 25 2012 |

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Min Min Hla

Myanmar

like!

02:40 AM Nov 23 2012 |

davis jack

davis jack

China

i have to say that if i live in a country whose native langue is english , my english will improve fast! it means surrounding is very important for learning english. if all of the people around me just speak english, i have to face it, to accept it , to fit it,to understand it and then to use it. that’s why i find englishbaby too.

06:00 AM Jul 20 2012 |

davis jack

davis jack

China

i have to say that if i live in a country whose native langue is english , my english will improve fast! it means surrounding is very important for learning english. if all of the people around me just speak english, i have to face it, to accept it , to fit it,to understand it and then to use it. that’s why i find englishbaby too.

06:00 AM Jul 20 2012 |

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xesman

Singapore

You don’t need protein unless you work-out like 3 times a day? Just go with natural foods(eg chicken breast, lean red meat.. etc ) will do just good or better :D

03:32 AM Jul 20 2012 |

xesman

Singapore

haha. all muscles no brain! He looks really nice and buff, but i guess babes nowadays are more towards lean and tone muscle built?


03:31 AM Jul 20 2012 |

l7anal7ya

l7anal7ya

Saudi Arabia

I stay in shape do some exrcise like walk on the tradmill everyday for 30 minute


and I eat nutral supplement

01:21 AM Jul 02 2012 |

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Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

ANd I agree with Julito, speaking, writing, and thinking in English will help  alot .

07:26 AM Jun 27 2012 |

ErinDong

ErinDong

United States

fabio is so cool. he has those awesome muscles

03:06 PM Jun 26 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Good for Fabio , we are a product of what we eat  ,with a proper and balanced diet  and exercise  our body  and mind  will be our best friends .


I agree with Fabio that we can be sure that we are mastering a second language when  we  start thinking in that idiom , it helps not to be afraid to make mistakes , they are part of the process of learning.  


      

02:27 PM Jun 26 2012 |

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