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go for it

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go for it
努力尝试

Date: Aug 02 2012

Themes: Sports

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Once I started falling in love with swimming, it was easy. I was able to focus and go for it.”

- Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, on how he became a champion. (Parenting)

“我开始喜欢上游泳的时候,就觉得游泳很简单。我可以很专注,并努力尝试。”

- 奥运游泳选手迈克尔·菲尔普斯 (Michael Phelps) 谈论他如何成为冠军。

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do it, try

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Nobody has won more gold medals at the Olympics than the American swimmer Michael Phelps. It almost seems like he was born to be a swimmer. But he didn’t become an Olympic champion through luck. It took hard work and determination. He had to believe in himself and go for it.

When you really go for it, you try your very hardest. You do everything you can to achieve a goal. You don’t hold anything back, even though you might be nervous, scared, or intimidated.

If you want to succeed in sports, you have to go for it. You might tell your friend “Just go for it!” if he likes a girl but is nervous about asking her out. Someone might tell you to go for it if you want to apply for a job or do something new and adventurous, like travel to a foreign country.

When was the last time you went for something difficult? Did you succeed?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“If you want to travel and see the world, just go for it!”

“I want to be a musician, so I’m going to go for it and study music. “

“I finally went for it and asked Michelle out. She said yes!”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

To put maximum effort into achieving something.
by candycandice
cubi1604 Keep doing something with excitement and determination
by cubi1604
Ahshan try my best to do it.
by Ahshan
 julito to follow a dream.
by julito
meryoma31 and invest all my efforts and energy untill I realized it
by meryoma31
Englishty It means work so hard and succeed in something.
by Englishty
commit to reach a goal
by DecapitatedLucia
TITO007 go ahead
by TITO007
Buttafly An encouragement to achieve something
by Buttafly
Julissita Going after his goal.
by Julissita
Manu4 To pursuit a dream, to work towards a goal.
by Manu4
Jeyran go for it means trying to realize, to learn or to do something you have got in your mind
by Jeyran

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deadrocker

United States

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10:56 PM May 09 2016 |

Donagilbert

American Samoa

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09:29 PM Mar 28 2016 |

chelinitz

chelinitz

Chile

I was almost to finish my career and I had to study very very hard. However I just had in mind that I had to get my degree so I went for it.  Do you know the law of attraction? if you think of something, you get it! both positive or negative.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFrp9ROB44c&feature=pyv&ad=5762126714&kw=law%20of%20attraction


07:15 PM Aug 20 2012 |

dirtyprincess0825

Hungary

When i saw the photo of Michael Phelps, i said ‘yeah the champion’ :) He will be a legend!

08:16 AM Aug 06 2012 |

marija luiza

Mexico

Well, to be honest I always go for everything, because I believe that if you try you would win, but the worst thing is that I not always succeed, but I know that I win, because I did all the best and I will try again. In fact, this is life. Life is hard but you can do it. 


04:16 PM Aug 05 2012 |

ezadmehr

ezadmehr

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hamid Soriyan is a typical example of lesson “go for it”. because He failed in previous Olympics, but he did not lose hope and most tried and he won today! best regards “hamid”

03:03 PM Aug 05 2012 |

f_r_a_n_c_e_s_c_o

Italy

Put all yourself in doing all the things have to be done to catch your dream !!!

08:04 AM Aug 05 2012 |

LZSB

LZSB

China

today, i don not  worry about   my  job .just  go  for  it

06:53 PM Aug 04 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Walace – great comment. I need to keep your words in mind more often! :)

09:25 AM Aug 03 2012 |

saeedshin

saeedshin

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

going for something means you make effort for succeding in it

06:49 AM Aug 03 2012 |

Walace

Brazil

Life is amazing it is always offering us awesome challenges but most of the time we draw back in fear. Therefore, we stop achieving great achievements or even planned goals. Fear can be useful if it is used wisely, however when it is left run freely all the time it only cause all sort of harm. That’s why I think people should take risks more often, with wisdom of course, and go for it whatsoever it is.

06:33 AM Aug 03 2012 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I’m about to take a risk.. I think it’s the biggest risk I can ever take and it will have its effect over the long haul.. I’m going for it..

11:22 PM Aug 02 2012 |

Shiry

Shiry

Saudi Arabia

Hey!


Really cool lesson !


 


there’re good phrases here.


 


If anyone wants  something so bad , you’ve to go for it !


 


Thanks !


 


Cool

04:41 PM Aug 02 2012 |

sanaa2000

sanaa2000

Egypt

Oneday I had ICDL exam,I went for it & succeeded alhumdullah.These days I feel that I will go for something,& I hope that allah helps me to go for it.BTW I cant swim at all.

02:28 PM Aug 02 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Hi all!


I just finished teaching a week-long English seminar for a large group of Chinese students.


I taught them a lot of English expressions, but the following one was their favorite:


“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”


I love this one! Like a basketball player, if we don’t try to shoot the ball, we’re never going to make points. If that player tries, it’s likely he or she will earn some big points.


We have to take the shots, and we have to go for it. No one else will do it for us.


By the way, Petarian – I LOVE your example. Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to achieve. If we don’t forgive others, we keep those feelings of hatred and anger inside of us and those feelings poison us. Keeping that anger inside hurts US, not the other person. We have to let it go, and that is SO hard to do.


Instead of keeping the anger inside, we must replace that with love. We have to understand that we are all human and we all make mistakes, and sometimes we hurt others.


Life is all about learning. It’s truly about going for it! I love everyone’s responses on this lesson,  such as Irene’s proverb, and will keep returning for updates.


Heather

01:05 PM Aug 02 2012 |

aioda

aioda

Yemen

CONSTANTLY PAY EFFORTS TO REACH THE GOAL

12:48 PM Aug 02 2012 |

Dayrson

Dayrson

Poland

I trying go to vacation

11:31 AM Aug 02 2012 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Last year i went for taking weight as 15 Kg in a month and i succeeded.

11:00 AM Aug 02 2012 |

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Englishty

Englishty

Egypt

I’m so passionate about trying anything different and new for me, it makes me discover myself cause i believe that we spend our lives trying to understand and discover ourselves and of course by trying difficult and challenging things we gain so much confidence.

06:14 AM Aug 02 2012 |

lalind_lanna

Thailand

certainly,,, i will follow my dream until my dream is come true.. Smile

05:41 AM Aug 02 2012 |

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