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跑步

Gerunds vs. Infinitives

Date: Aug 12 2011

Themes: Sports

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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Running is such a common activity that if the Olympics aren’t coming up it’s easy to forget that it’s even a sport. In fact, it’s the oldest sport there is, and it’s so popular that many kinds of animals even do it!

Whether you are training for a marathon or just trying to stay in shape, all you need to run is a solid pair of shoes or a soft surface. Running exercises muscles all over your body. You can work up a sweat very quickly if you’re running fast.

But running can also be hard on your body. You’re less likely to injure yourself while swimming, for instance, and with bicycles and other work-out machines available these days, some people like to save the running for when they’re late for a bus. Find out if you’re more likely to see Jason and Ella jogging down the street or working out at the gym.

跑步是一项如此普通的活动,以至于如果没有奥运会,人们会非常容易忘记它也是一项体育运动。实际上,它是最古老的体育运动,它是如此流行,甚至很多种动物也对它乐此不疲!
无论你是为马拉松比赛而训练,还是尝试保持体形,你仅仅需要拥有一双结实的跑鞋或者柔软的地面。跑步将使全身肌肉得到锻炼。快跑还可以迅速出汗,加速体内的新陈代谢。
但是,跑步也可以令你的身体受伤。而游泳、骑车以及使用锻炼机锻炼,受伤的可能性则要小得多。有些人只有在赶公交车时才跑几步。现在让我们来看看詹森和艾拉是更喜欢沿着街道慢跑呢,还是在体育馆锻炼。

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Jason

Jason

Ella

Ella

Jason:  What do you got going this weekend?

Ella:  I guess I’m gonna go for a jog even though I dread it.

Jason:  Oh really? It’s supposed to be good weather. I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a great weekend for a run.

Ella:  I know, I just hate running. I was in track and field for three years in high school…

Jason:  Me too!

Ella:  ...but I just absolutely hated the running part of it.

Jason:  What? So you enjoyed throwing javelins or what?

Ella:  No, I did hurdles and long jump and triple jump, so I’m more of a bouncy kind of person. When I go jogging I jog to these stairs and then I just do like 20 sets of stairs.

Jason:  So running a marathon would be your least favorite thing.

Ella:  My nightmare. That would be my ultimate nightmare.

Jason:  I would love to train for a marathon. I think it’s such a cool state of mind you get into when you’re doing distance running. You just sort of stop thinking and you have that rhythm of your feet hitting the ground and your heart beating but it’s just so hard on the body, to train for a 26-mile run. I feel like I’d get hurt.

Ella:  I could never do distance. I know it would be killer on my shins.

Jason:  Yeah. I’ve gotten more into biking since it’s lower impact.

Ella:  When was the last time you went jogging?

Jason:  You know, I don’t even remember. So we should go jogging somewhere, like on a beach or something where it’s soft.

Ella:  Yeah, let’s do it!

 

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Ella jogs to stay in shape, but she doesn’t like it. She was on the track and field team in high school, but she liked the jumping events better than running.

Jason was on the track team too and he thinks running is fun. He would like to try a marathon, but worries he would get injured. Jason likes other sports like cycling that are easier on your body. In fact, he can’t remember the last time he went jogging, so he and Ella agree to go.

Do you like to run? What is your favorite way to exercise?

 

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Bojana

Bojana

Serbia and Montenegro

I must say that I’m not a fan of running, I run only when I have to. But I like playing sports, such as tennis and volleyball, so I run there, when I practice.  I think that’s my favourite way to exercise. Smile

05:35 PM Aug 14 2011 |

A Magdi

A Magdi

Egypt

Jogging is my favorite sport.

03:34 PM Aug 14 2011 |

ika_ika

ika_ika

Georgia

i like this sport !!! i run every morning!!! 


Smile 

01:21 PM Aug 14 2011 |

adward SD

adward SD

China

Creature needs sports,so it’s do good to our fit 。

01:04 PM Aug 14 2011 |

fair_one

fair_one

Saudi Arabia

i like this sport! 


:)

10:46 AM Aug 14 2011 |

lilcool_2020

Egypt

Wink

04:47 AM Aug 14 2011 |

咋天我们还小

咋天我们还小

China

Health come from sporting.

03:36 AM Aug 14 2011 |

jeremiasguedes

Brazil

i like run, here in brazil there are very good and beatiful place for we run and do another excercise…

02:35 AM Aug 14 2011 |

flara-1

Egypt

the most difficult type of running on th sand

01:52 AM Aug 14 2011 |

Ryo

Ryo

Saudi Arabia

  i think  the best place  for running  in  the garden  or around the sea

12:14 AM Aug 14 2011 |

juneborn

juneborn

Mexico

i like to run , i do every time i can , at the sport unit , on the treadmill , i also like to swiming , and my favorite  zumba for relaxing

10:53 PM Aug 13 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

my favorite exercise football.

10:11 PM Aug 13 2011 |

rastii

rastii

Iraq

i like to runing always but the weather in my country don’t stable some times very hot and cold also we don’t have free time to runing, the best way what will we do ?


 

08:27 PM Aug 13 2011 |

alzhbeta

alzhbeta

Belarus

running on long distances – is like a fighting with yourself, everytime you become on one step higher,it gives me a buzz. 

08:21 PM Aug 13 2011 |

rogeholl

rogeholl

Brazil

My favorite exercise is swiming . I like to play soccer too .


 

08:21 PM Aug 13 2011 |

selim318

selim318

Turkey

I like run very much.I like very beautiful play football thougs…:))

08:16 PM Aug 13 2011 |

beov

beov

Brazil

I like running, but i prefer to play tennis.

07:06 PM Aug 13 2011 |

jiahui.lei

jiahui.lei

China

actually,i dread running too,it’s really tough for me to jog,let alone marathon,

12:29 PM Aug 13 2011 |

Talk Now

Talk Now

Jordan

running is my favorite sport , i think it’s the most beneficial sport after swimming because it exercises muscles all over body , 


we have small space in our area , i run about twenty minutes every day .


so great feelings ,feels so active and healthy , the most interesting thing to obtain good fitness , i like running



09:24 AM Aug 13 2011 |

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