the youngest Olympian in history

the youngest Olympian in history


Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • skateboarding will be making its first appearance as an Olympic sport
  • has her sight set on goal
  • she trains in the US
  • youngest ever summer Olympian
  • it makes me feel happy and free
  • that carefree attitude is the key to her success
  • She’s been skating and surfing since she could walk
  • Picking up tips from her father
  • she trains regularly
  • her Olympic dream
  • just have fun and get out there
  • she’s already a precocious talent
  • the youngest Olympian in history
  • she’ll have to qualify against the world’s best women



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wildest dreams

wildest dreams

visit California

What’s it like to try an extreme sport, for the first time? This wild man isn’t afraid to show you. (Ok, maybe he’s a little afraid.) Jonny Moseley travels to Lone Pine, California in the Sierras to get a lesson from his buddy, Red Bull sponsored slacklining champ, Alex Mason.

Vocabulary Chunks to learn from video :

  • A pro slack-liner
  • This location that is so beautiful
  • Tight rope
  • Check this place out – it’s so gorgeous
  • Check out these rock formations
  • I think I’m in the spot
  • That is so sick
  • Just channel the energy
  • It looks so damn easy but it’s not
  • I’m pretty flexible
  • Jut give it a try
  • It’s dark, it’s raining, there’s lightning, there’s thunder
  • I knew I was going to be really scared
  • That is not what I expected



dreaming big

dreaming big

visit California

Pro-skater Bob Burnquist has done turns on almost every surface imaginable, including a floating skate ramp on the crystal-blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by majestic peaks, this High Sierra gem is definitely one for your bucket list. Winter and springtime snow lets you carve it up at world-class alpine resorts, while summer brings out the water toys—sailboats, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and more.

Vocabulary Chunks to learn from video :

  • Dream as big as I can
  • Make it happen
  • I love wild ideas
  • The freedom to manifest them
  • It’s a floating ramp
  • All this work will be for nothing
  • All my dreams came true
  • Wake up, dream it, make it happen
  • A mega ramp
  • It just doesn’t end
  • I’m living it everyday



I’m just living the dream

I’m just living the dream


[Australian Open TV]

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets to continue his superb run in Melbourne and reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

At 20 years and 168 days, Tsitsipas is the youngest man to reach the last four of a Grand Slam since Novak Djokovic at the 2007 US Open.

The Greek 14th seed won 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in three hours and 15 minutes.

He will face 2009 champion Rafael Nadal in the last four after the Spaniard beat unseeded American Frances Tiafoe.

“It all feels like a fairytale almost. I’m just living the dream, living what I’ve been working for,” he said.

“I feel a bit emotional but not too much because I know I really worked hard to get here.”

Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to go beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam when he knocked out six-time champion Roger Federer to reach the quarter-finals.

He is the youngest man to reach the last four in Melbourne since Andy Roddick in 2003. []

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Vocabulary chunks from video :

  • This is quite a moment
  • Your fans on the stands
  • The National Anthem
  • Semi-finals
  • I’m just living the dream
  • Living what I’ve been working hard for
  • I really worked had to get here
  • What are my goals this year?
  • It is real
  • A top competitor
  • If I keep pushing myself
  • Do what you can
  • The big signature moment
  • Explore the world
  • I love film-making, photography
  • In your journey, your pathway
  • Thanking the crowd for being with me
  • Congratulations, welcome to the semi-finals
What is Greatness?

What is Greatness?


Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :


  • There are no grand celebrations here, no speeches, no bright lights, but there are great athletes
  • The truth is greatness is for all of us
  • Greatness is not in one special place and it’s not in one special person
  • Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.
Be free and present

Be free and present


Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• It was a magical time in my life
• I wanted to feel scared and more alive
• I’ve faced that fear
• I’m from Dublin, Ireland
• I’m here for an adventure
• To pursue my dreams
• I feel more connected
• I’m plugged in and switched on
• I just go straight out
• You may take a path you wouldn’t usually
• Within 2 seconds you’ve made up your mind
• That might determine the rest of your trip
• Free and present
• A crazy journey
• I’ve just been following my gut the whole time
• I think I did as much as I possibly could while I was here
• I’m seeking to discover the world around me



“It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light”

“It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you in the light”


[Under Armour]

“Michael Fred Phelps II is known principally as the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 Olympic medals spanning over three Olympic Games. He has actually competed at four Olympics; however, he did not medal at his first Games in Sydney, Australia. He is recognized for his formidable butterfly, though he also specializes in individual medleys and the 100 and 200-meter freestyle.”   Read more @  Swimswam


“There are reasons why I swam every holiday, every Christmas, every birthday,” added Phelps, explaining why he was the most dedicated of swimmers. “I was trying to be as prepared as I could, and I tried to see what I could really do and what my potential was. I just really did kind of whatever it took.”  Read more @  Olympic Org


Rio 2016: Michael Phelps’ last challenge
Related by a mindset

Related by a mindset


Calling all Creators

Those with the need, to make something new. The game changers, the difference makers, the boundary breakers, the tomorrow takers.   Let’s change sport. Let’s change lives. Let’s create.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Calling all creators
• Those with the need to make something new
• Obsessed with progress
• It’s everything in today’s game
• Making a statement
• The game will never be the same
• Related by a mindset
• Enlighten while we inspire
• Join us
• Let’ change lives
• Let’s create