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Swimming

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Swimming
游泳

Date: Aug 06 2010

Themes: Hobbies, Sports, Toefl

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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There is nothing better than going for a dip on a hot summer day. Whether you prefer swimming in a pool, a river, or the sea, getting into the water can be a fun and relaxing way to cool off.

Swimming is also a great form of exercise. And when you get tired, you can lounge in the sun and work on your tan. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

Listen as Marni and Jeff make plans to go swimming.

在炎热的夏日,没有比游泳更好的消遣了。无论你是喜欢在游泳池、河里、或者是海里游泳,一头扎进水中都会是有趣放松,驱除暑热的好方法。
同时,游泳也是一种很好的锻炼方式。游倦了的时候,你可以躺在阳光下,晒出一身的健康色。只是别忘了防晒油!
听听玛尼(Marni)和杰夫(Jeff)都有什么样的游泳计划吧。

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Jeff

Jeff

Marni

Marni

Jeff:  Hey Marni, it’s a pretty nice day outside. What would you feel about going for a swim?

Marni:  I love swimming. That would be great. I’m not very good at it, though. I kind of doggy paddle and things like that. But if you’ll hold my hand through it, I’d love to go.

Jeff:  Just as long as we can go for a dip.

Marni:  Yes.

Jeff:  That’s generally how I enjoy swimming. I don’t swim for exercise normally, although I understand the benefits of it.

Marni:  Right, I don’t know how to do that either. I’m not a very advanced swimmer. But I do enjoy going for a dip. Should we go to a public pool or do you like going to the lake to go swimming?

Jeff:  I’m not a real huge fan of public pools, chlorine, itchy eyes. You can use your imagination for the rest. But the river or the lake, those aren’t necessarily clean these days either. But I prefer those.

Marni:  OK.

Jeff:  The natural environment.

Marni:  Well, let’s go for that.

Jeff:  Sounds good.

 

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Jeff asks Marni if she wants to go swimming. Marni loves to swim, although she isn’t a strong swimmer. Luckily, Jeff isn’t a very serious swimmer either. He does it for fun and to cool off, not for exercise.

Jeff would rather go swimming in a lake or river than in a public pool. The chemicals in pools make his eyes itch, and he doesn’t think pools are very clean. So Marni and Jeff agree to go swimming outside, in a natural river or lake.

Do you like to go swimming? Where do you prefer to swim? Do you swim for exercise, or just for fun?

 

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sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I enjoy swimming…that’s one of the best exercise that not only you can be healthy and be on shape but also it’s a great fun that you can occupy yourself by that!

06:32 PM Mar 06 2014 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i do like to swim in anywhere as long as the lake , dam or any thing that i can go dip is safty.

05:42 PM Jun 16 2013 |

alcide

Italy

i’d like swim in the lake

09:34 AM Nov 04 2012 |

elmena

elmena

China

I WANT IT

01:59 PM Sep 09 2012 |

SANG891

SANG891

Hong Kong

niceEmbarassed

01:20 PM Sep 09 2012 |

ivroja

ivroja

Colombia

I loke to swim in a pool or in a natural river and i like to do it for exercise and for fun.

09:39 PM Jul 16 2012 |

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praee

praee

Turkey

it is very good…me either..

10:51 PM Mar 20 2011 |

praee

praee

Turkey

i was thinking that i am the best lover of water…but it was before i read your words Michael Hot :)))

10:48 PM Mar 20 2011 |

praee

praee

Turkey

i cannot live without swimming ;)

10:37 PM Mar 20 2011 |

antonio-diaz

Uruguay

I like swimming in the sea.

I really enjoy this in summer.

You have sun and when your body have 40 degree is the exactly moment to go into the whater.

 I like swimming half hour every day. 

05:03 PM Aug 25 2010 |

blueskypunk1990@gmail.com

Myanmar

I like to go swimming.I'm not very good at it like Marni.I'm prefer swimming in the stream.I used to swim in the stream with my friends when I was young.It was very happy.

08:17 AM Aug 16 2010 |

sekoyaz

Virgin Islands, U.S.

i have an brilliant idea for Jeff, he should wear a swimming glasses so his eyes won't itch. :)  Personally, doing exercise in the pool also means having fun.  

02:10 PM Aug 11 2010 |

sekoyaz

Virgin Islands, U.S.

i have an brilliant idea for Jeff, he should wear a swimming glasses so his eyes won't itch. Personally, doing exercise in the pool also means having fun.  

02:10 PM Aug 11 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm I'm a little lazy for swimming but sometimes I really like swimming for fun and to cool off in the summer hehe :) I'm from Rio de Janeiro and there beaches and heat are amazing! Now I'm living in Brasilia it is a little far from Rio and here there aren't beaches so what rest me are lakes and waterfalls :P

08:18 PM Aug 10 2010 |

Dan Torres

Dan Torres

Guatemala

i think the swim  it´s a more complete sport. i like swimming at pool. i like swim just for take a dip.

04:49 PM Aug 10 2010 |

_Tanya_

_Tanya_

Russian Federation

its so hot here, in russia. we have never had such hot summer, so i need sea. right here, near my house)))))) and i would like to cool off whenever i want))

10:38 AM Aug 10 2010 |

beov

beov

Brazil

I like swimming, I prefer swimming in a pool.

10:43 PM Aug 09 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

Cool

04:08 PM Aug 09 2010 |

dhtt86

dhtt86

United States

sunburn is my problem i 'm scared of tanning my skin. i haven't swimmed for 5 years cuz of this phobia, but i really miss it, maybe after listening to the diaglog i should go to the beach and enjoy the wave cannt wait

06:47 PM Aug 08 2010 |

Temka

Temka

Mongolia

oh and if you want to swim  and have fun and also want to a nice trip you can visit mongolia. Smile

01:41 PM Aug 08 2010 |

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