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Mall Walking
Mall Walking

Learn English meaning of ‘mall walking’

Date: Jun 22 2016

Themes: Health, Hobbies, Sports

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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We all know that exercise is good for us, but sometimes, it is difficult to begin. Exercising with friends is a great socialization technique that can also make exercise a regular habit. Mall walking is a good example. This simple hobby is becoming very popular. People put on their tennis shoes and workout attire and then go to their local mall.

Before the stores open, these people meet and begin to walk laps around the mall. It’s a simple way to get fit while talking to friends and also window shopping. Because the stores are closed, no one can buy anything. But they can look at the new items in the windows and make a shopping plan while they break a sweat.

Jessica recently tried mall walking and loves it. Listen as she tells Andy about her new hobby in today’s English lesson.

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Jessica:  I have to admit… I have taken up a very bizarre habit.

Andy_H:  You’re not going antiquing again, are you, Jessica?

Jessica:  Not this time. I have fallen in love with mall walking.

Andy_H:  With mall whating?

Jessica:  Mall walking. I don’t know if you know this… the mall actually opens about three hours before all of the stores open so the employees can get in…

Andy_H:  Sure.

Jessica:  …and there are hundreds of people at the mall, in tennis shoes and workout attire, speed walking and doing laps around the mall.

Andy_H:  For exercise?

Jessica:  Yes! And it also is a socialization technique. I meet other mall walkers, and we get together and team up, and we coordinate the time that we arrive, and it helps us get fit.

Andy_H:  Wow! I’m at a loss for words. Is it good cardio?

Jessica:  Well, you’d be surprised. I actually break a sweat, and I don’t break the bank because I’m window shopping.

Andy_H:  Well, well, well… maybe, I’ll just have to go mall walking.

Jessica:  You can join me.

 

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Jessica has a surprising new hobby. She has become a mall walker. Like many other people, she wakes up early and puts on her exercise clothes. Then, she meets her friends at the mall. The stores aren’t open yet, but that’s OK because she just wants to break a sweat while doing some cardio. She tells Andy about this hobby and he is at a loss for words.

Andy has never heard of mall walking before, but he wants to know more about it. He’s surprised that so many people want to go to the mall in order to get fit. Jessica tells him that the best part is being able to window shop while exercising. She can save money and go home feeling good. Andy thinks he might want to join her next time.

Do you go to the mall to exercise? What is your favorite way to get fit?

 

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ahmedghieth1002

Egypt

sound great .

09:38 AM Jul 02 2016 |

fcf515

fcf515

Taiwan

Before listening to this episode, I had never heard of mall walking. I am not sure whether it‘s a good idea of exercising at the mall. Personally, it sounds odd to do brisk walking at the mall. But maybe it will become a popular way to get fit in the future. 

09:06 AM Jun 28 2016 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I don’t do mall walking. I never heard about it. My favourite way to get fit is to do morning exercises and walk in the early morning fresh air if I catch it which is after dawn, it’s best if it’s among trees and a lot of green color.


The most interesting thing that caught my attention in mall walking is socialization. I need to spend more quality time, so I may apply this but with “street walking”.

11:35 PM Jun 22 2016 |

KenneBrazil

Brazil

Exercise at the Mall? Wow, that’s sound interesting, but here the malls doesn’t open early. They open around 10am. It’s easier jogging at the park, around the block, take a walk with dogs or children.

09:26 PM Jun 22 2016 |

bushrah

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

this is the first time i hear of mall walking , it sounds good , espeacilly we are being able to window shope while exercising because every time i go to mall , i usually purchase a lot of thing and after i fininshed shopping , i wonder why did i  purchase all these thing so it’s good way to save money, and it consider as way for shopping plan . but in my opinian practice excersie in the nuture in more inspier and interesting than mall malking 

04:38 PM Jun 22 2016 |

bushrah

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

this is the first time i hear of mall walking , it sounds good , espeacilly we are being able to window shope while exercising because every time i go to mall , i usually purchase a lot of thing and after i fininshed shopping , i wonder why did i  purchase all these thing so it’s good way to save money, and it consider as way for shopping plan . but in my opinian practice excersie in the nuture in more inspier and interesting than mall malking 

04:38 PM Jun 22 2016 |

s11211s

s11211s

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have never heard of mall walking before like Andy. It seems fun and a way to activity and get fit.

I started to walk when I can, and I try not to use elevator. It is a way to move my body! Otherwise, I sit in front of computer for all day and at night I feel sick because of inactivity.

03:21 PM Jun 22 2016 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

Nature is the best place for walking,doing exercises…it offers wonderful choices for us) 

10:34 AM Jun 22 2016 |

fcesur93

fcesur93

Turkey

i think, mall walking isn’t useful. if you want to get fit, wear tennis shoes and work out attire and go to forest.


by the way, you won’t break the bank too :)

07:42 AM Jun 22 2016 |

ynbrian86

China

would mall walkers affect the shopoholic ?how doers the staff in the mall  supervise the mallwalkers ?

02:16 AM Jun 22 2016 |

txbluebee

txbluebee

United States

 I live in Texas and it’s really hot outside the entire summer. There is nowhere to go except malls on the weekend. My only problem is if i go regular hours, i dont break the bank but i may lose some US presidents in my wallet. It’s such a good idea to exercise in the mall before stores open. i should go give it a try soon.

02:14 AM Jun 22 2016 |

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