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hit the ground running

hit the ground running English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jan 14 2021

Themes: School, Time, Work


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

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“I’m about to study because I just came back into the school year, and I will be hitting the ground running.”

—Ebaby!’s Kat, speaking about starting her homework right away

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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begin something as soon as possible

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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It’s a new school year for Kat, and she is determined to hit the ground running. She is already studying for her classes and working on projects. She wants to make sure that she gets everything done on time.

When you hit the ground running, you begin something as soon as possible and with a lot of energy. You don’t wait, and you are focused. When did you hit the ground running? Do you like to do things right away?

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1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Mike really hit the ground running at his new job.”

“I like to hit the ground running in the new year.”

“How do you have enough energy to always hit the ground running?”


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